I’m back again with another accommodation post as a sequel to my previous post which gave you an insight into my university bedroom! However, while my accommodation is ideal for myself, it may not be for you! So explore your options shall we?
Edge Hill currently has over 2,000 single study bedrooms available located across campus. While some are catered, others are self-catered! (But lets face it, we all just want to live in a block that’s less than a 30 second walk from your faculty building – shhh, I know your secrets okay).
Students living in catered halls of residence will be issued with a unicard which is automatically loaded with a cash value which will then be used instead of money when purchasing food from various on-campus, including Starbucks!
Self-catered offers students a fully equipped kitchen which includes a cooker, microwave and freezer (there’s enough drawers and cupboards scattered around for both yourself and your flatmates to stash away your chocolate bars and multiple tins of ravioli). You are also provided with a kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board!
All rooms are furnished with bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and you can personalise your space with posters, photos and other items of your choice! You will need to bring your own bed linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans (although flats with induction hobs include a small selection of pans already). Your communal kitchen also includes a TV which includes a TV license, which unfortunately the TV in your bedroom doesn’t include.
Those blocks of a newer build come equipped with a flatscreen computer which duplicates as a TV screen (excellent for watching Netflix on), a mini fridge and heated towel rails!
All halls of residence are based on a 40 week contract, running from September to late June. Prices for 2016 will range from £68-£115 per week which includes all of your utility bills (excluding your damage deposit fee of £150). Payment schedules will be arranged before you move in with details sent to your e-mail closer to the date.
If on-campus accommodation doesn’t suit your fancy, there is always off-campus accommodation available. Edge Hill’s accommodation team will be more than happy to help, providing you with advice and guidance when choosing private housing in the local areas surrounding the university.
But most importantly of all, let’s cut to the chase and discuss what you actually and probably only care about; wireless enabled internet access is readily available, free of charge and in all halls of residence! Yay!